El Estoque

Restaurant Roulette: Yas Restaurant

Maggie McCormick and Kat Pappas

May 25, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Restaurant Roulette

Twice a month, El Estoque goes to restaurants around the area and takes a chance by asking the waiter to suggest food for us to try. This week, we continued the alphabetical theme by going to Yas Restaurant in San Jose. Yas Restaurant is a Persian restaurant on Saratoga Road in a plaza that looks at ...

Maggie McCormick

Maggie McCormick

April 27, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

Maggie McCormick is a senior and has been on staff for one year. She likes to swim, play guitar and code. In fall 2018, she will be starting school at University of Redlands in Redlands, Calif.

A look inside the Girl Code

A look inside the Girl Code

Maggie McCormick

April 14, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter participating in Science Olympiad with their friends in middle school, seniors Anisha Kollareddy, Aastha Chawla, Aditi Gnanasekar and Ananya Bhat decided to team up and learn how to code. Dubbing themselves the Girl Code, these four MVHS seniors work together to learn new codi...

MVHS Model United Nations’ new executive officers share their visions

MVHS Model United Nations’ new executive officers share their visions

Maggie McCormick

April 12, 2018


Filed under Briefs

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s the second semester rolls by, many clubs have started to think about new leadership for the next school year. With seniors preparing to leave and underclassmen ready and willing to take on a bigger role, MVHS’ Model United Nations club opened applications on Feb 28 for executive and non...

And this year’s Employees of the Year are

And this year’s Employees of the Year are

Maggie McCormick

March 12, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

[dropcap]E[/dropcap]very year, the MVHS staff receives an email asking them to nominate a colleague who demonstrates values or ethics that they feel should be recognized by other staff members through the Employee of the Year award. After nominations, the staff receives  one more email with the final...

What you never knew: Secrets of MVHS staff

Maggie McCormick

January 29, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine

Check out these answers to the crossword puzzle on page 32 of El Estoque’s January issue. ...

Football: Cupertino HS defeats Matadors in Helmet game

Football: Cupertino HS defeats Matadors in Helmet game

Maggie McCormick

November 7, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Game Reviews, SPORTS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n November 3, MVHS hosted the annual Helmet game against Cupertino HS. After losing last year for the first time in 13 years, the Matadors were determined to take back the helmet. The overcast skies and heavy clouds didn’t scare away the crowd, and the bleachers on both sides o...

Junior Amit Chandramouly reflects on receiving an outstanding delegate award

Junior Amit Chandramouly reflects on receiving an outstanding delegate award

Maggie McCormick

November 7, 2017


Filed under Briefs

[dropcap]D[/dropcap]uring the MUN conference on October 22 held at Gunn HS, junior Amit Chandramouly received the outstanding delegate award, a prestigious award that is only given out to a maximum of three delegates per committee. In MUN, there are four awards a delegate can potentially receive. Best d...

Field hockey: Team defeated 0-2 by Cupertino HS

Field hockey: Team defeated 0-2 by Cupertino HS

Maggie McCormick

October 22, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Field Hockey, Game Reviews, SPORTS

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter losing to Cupertino HS earlier in the season, the MVHS field hockey team was looking forward to their second chance to beat their rival on Oct. 20. Practice was centered on taking shots at the goal rather than playing long passes. Knowing that CHS was going to play offense, MVHS...

MIT Launch team plans for the 2017 competition

MIT Launch team plans for the 2017 competition

Maggie McCormick

October 20, 2017


Filed under Briefs

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter struggling to fit their project into the education theme last year, MIT Launch members seniors Hannah Kan and Grace Luo and juniors Karina Wang and Iris Dong are back to make their dream of affordable hydroponic gardening a reality. Hydroponic gardening, the practice of growing...

MVHS girls water polo wins game against Lynbrook High School 11-7

MVHS girls water polo wins game against Lynbrook High School 11-7

Maggie McCormick

October 5, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Water Polo, SPORTS

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s the buzzer goes off,  the MVHS girls varsity water polo team does their team cheer and jumps into the pool. The game goes by quickly, with constant back and forth between MVHS and Lynbrook HS, neither one backing down from the challenge. With more screams and cheers from the LHS...